Toyota unveiled its UK headquarters last week, in Epsom, Surrey, by architect Sheppard Robson. Designed as a flexible, modern workspace reflecting the repositioning of the brand, the building consists of four two-storey wings (or fingers) radiating out from an 80m glazed ‘street’ with cars on display that serves as a break out area. References to the lights of the Toyota Celica and a limited edition hubcap are featured in the building’s design.
A podcast series on designing for impact and a networking event for designers are among this month’s highlights.
Nesta U-Shisha has been positioned as a safer alternative to traditional pipes, potentially cutting down cancer risks and carbon emissions.
The capital’s most prominent design festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
This year’s competition invited designers in training to revamp the cover of three well-known books across adult fiction, adult non-fiction and children’s literature.